TROUTMASTERS hall of fame

SENIOR FINAL 2016/17:  Monday 9 October 2017

JUNIOR FINAL 2016/17:  Sat 22 & Sun 23 July 2017

The fish-off’s for the 2016 badge winners will take place from February 2017 through to May 2017






Year won Badge/Year Final held

1986/87     Peter Highfield

1987/88     Jim Nicholls

1988/89     Peter Wolfe

1989/90     Ken Scott

1990/91     Darryl Cottrell

1991 / 92     Nigel Haigh

1992 / 93     David Barker         

1993 /94     Raymond Cramp

1994 / 95     Andrew Tamakloe

1995 / 96     David Downie

1996 / 97     William Sheppard

1997 / 98     Keith Bryant

1998 / 99     Matt Donovan

1999 / 00     Graham Pearson

2000 / 01     Phillip Dixon

2001 / 02     Martin Dixon

2002 / 03     Campbell Baird

2003 / 04     Rob Edmunds

2004 / 05     Derek Keenan

2005 / 06     Campbell Baird

2006 / 07     Bob Forsythe

2007 / 08     David Johns

2008 / 09     Darren Booth

2009 / 10     Andrew Scott

2010 / 11     Rob Edmunds

2011 /12     Chris McAllister

2012 / 13     Jim Tuck

2013 / 14     Gareth Tilley

2014 / 15     Steve Cochrane

2015 / 16     Brian Lillie


2008 / 09     Ashley Fenny / Tyler Hay

2009 / 10     Ashley Fenny

2010 / 11     Freddie Kent

2011 / 12     Freddie Kent

2012 / 13     James Foulcer

2013 / 14     Robert Gibson

2014 / 15     Charlie Hix

2015 / 16     Kyle Tully

2016 / 17      Morgan Wyn Jones


2014 / 15     Charlie Hix

2015 / 16     Charlie Hix

List of all 2017 TROUTMASTERS fisheries

Listed below are all the fisheries who have joined the 2017 Troutmasters competition.

To visit the fishery you are interested in, just click on the web address on the right and it will automatically take you straight to their website where you can find out all you need to know:




Albury Estate Fisheries – Guildford –

Aldin Grange Lakes - Durham -

Amherst Lodge – Dorset – Contact:  01297 442773

Avington Trout Fishery – Winchester -

Bank House Fly Fishery - Lancaster -

Barn Elms Trout Fishery – Reading -

Bellbrook Valley Trout Fishery – Tiverton -

Bessy Beck (Fly & Bait) – Cumbria -

Bewl Water – Lamberhurst -

Blackdyke Trout Fly Fishery – Thotford -

Blakewell Fishery – Barnstaple –

Blithfield Anglers - Abbots Bromley -

Bransford Game Fisheries – Worcester -

Brick Farm Lakes – Herstmonceux -

Chalk Springs Trout Fishery – Arundel -

Chatton Trout Fishery - Belford -

Chiphall Lake – Fareham -

Church Paddock – Winchester -

Clatworthy Reservoir – Somerset -

Coltsford Mill – Surrey -

Colwick Park – Nottingham -

Draycote Trout Fishery – Rugby -

Elinor Trout Fishery – Kettering –

Ellerdine Lakes – Telford -

Exe Valley Fishery – Dulverton -

Eyebrook Reservoir – Thornton -

Frensham Trout Fishery – Churt -

Foremark Reservoir – Nr Milton –

Hawkridge Reservoir – Somerset -

Higham Lake – Northumberland -

Hollies Trout Farm – Honiton –

Innis Fly Fishery - Nr St Austell -

Kilnsey Park Fly Fishery – Skipton -

Kingfisher Trout Lakes – Hereford -

Knitsley Mill (Fly & Bait) – Consett -

Langley Dam – Northumberland -

Lechlade Trout Fishery – Lechlade -

Leighton Reservoir – Ripon -

Lenches Lakes - Evesham -

Loynton Trout Fishery – Stafford -

Marston Wyse Trout Farm – York -

Meon Springs – Petersfield -

Moorhen Trout fishery – Warnford -

Narborough Fisheries - Kings Lynn -

New Mills Trout Fishing Park – Cumbria -

Norton Fishery – Stapleford Tawney -

Packington Trout Fishery – Meriden –

Patshull Park Fishery – Wolverhampton -

Pennine Trout Fishery - Littleborough -

Press Manor – Chesterfield -

Rib Valley Fishing Lakes – Ware -

Rockbourne Trout Fishery – Fordingbridge -

Sharpley Springs Fly Fishery - Co Durham -

Siblyback Reservoir - Liskeard -

Simpson Valley Coarse & Trout Fishery – Holsworthy -

Springhill Trout Waters – Pembury -

Stocks Reservoir – Clitheroe -

Sutton Bingham Reservoir – Somerset -

Sweethope Fly Fishery – Newcastle -

Syon Park Fishery – Brentford –

Tavistock Trout Fishery – Tavistock -

Temple Trout Fishery (Fly & Bait) – Bodmin -

Tenterden Trout Waters – Tenterden -

The Rising Fishery – Higham -

Thornton Reservoir – Thornton –

Thornwood Trout Fishery – Epping -

Thrunton Long Crag Trout Fishery – Alnwick -

Toft Newton Trout Fishery – Market Rasen –

Washburn Valley Fisheries – Harrogate - Contact:  01943 880658

West House Trout Lakes – Bishopton -

Westlow Mere – Congleton -

Withern Mill Trout Farm – Alford -

Woolaston Fishery – Lydney -





Moulin De Chaise Dieu Du Theil - Le Theil -





Park Lake Fishery – Dungannon –





Achagour Fish Ponds – Nairn -

Alderneuk Fishery – Dumfries -

Artloch Fishery – Huntly -

Avon Trout Fishery – Airdrie -

Black Loch Fishery – Limerigg -

Borland Reservoir (Fly & Bait) – Cumnock - Contact:  07958 279740

Broomhill Fly Fishery – Ayr – Contact:  07711527358

Burnhouse Lochan Fishery – Bonnybridge -

Burns Trout Fishery (Fly & Bait) – Tarbolton - Contact:  01292 540214

Carlogie Dam Fishery – Carnoustie -

Dunlichity Trout Fishery – Inverness -

Fish XL (Fly & Bait) – Broxburn -

Forbes of Kingennie – Dundee -

Geddes Trout Fishery – Nairn -

Glen of Rothes Trout & Coarse Fishery – Aberlour -

Glenbervie Fishery – Larbert -

Glenquicken Farm Trout Fishery - Newton Stewart -

Jericho Loch – Thorthorwald -

Kailzie Fishery (Fly & Bait) – Peebles -

Lochter Fishery – Inverurie -

Midmar Stillwater Fishery – Inverurie –

Mill of Kellas Trout Fishery – Elgin -

Millbuies Trout Fishery – Fogwatt -

Pinbraid Fishery – Girvan -

Raemoir Trout Fishery – Banchory -

Rescobie Loch Development Assoc. - Forfar - Contact:  01307 830367

Swanswater Fishery - Stirling -

Tarvie Lochs (Fly & Bait) – Contin -

Wellsfield Trout Fishery (Fly & Bait) – Denny -





Big Well – Monmouth -

Eisteddfa Fishery – Gwynedd –

Elan Valley – Rhayader -

Graiglwyd Springs – Bangor -

Llandegla Trout Fishery – Wrexham -

Llyn Clywedog Trout Fishery - Newtown -

Llyn Brenig – Corwen -

Llyn Gwyn – Rhayader -

Paper Mill Trout Fishery – Swansea -

Tan-y-Mynydd Fishery – Abergale -

Tree Tops Fly Fishery – Wrexham -

Tyn-y-Graig Farm – Crynant – Contact 01639 750894                    

YNYS-Y-FRO Reservoirs - Newport -



Accommodation for the Troutmaters Finals




There are a wide variety of types of accommodation in the towns and villages near the fishery.


ROTHBURY – A small pretty market town 7 ½ miles (12 min drive) from the fishery. Shops, pubs, B&BS, restaurants.

Springfield Guest

The Haven

The Orchard

There are many other B&BS and Guest houses.


WOOLER – A small market town north of the fishery. Shops, pubs restaurants, hotels and B&BS – 13 miles (18 min drive)

Tilldale House –



ALNWICK – a thriving market town east of the fishery – shops, pubs, restaurants, Alnwick gardens and castle, hotels and B&B’s -  8 miles (14min drive).

Many B&B’s and Guest houses.

The Hogs Head Inn - –Tel:  01665606576


MORPETH – a larger market town south of the fishery with a range of facilities. Hotels, B&Bs, Guest houses, shops and restaurants-18.5 miles ( 25 mins drive).




The Queens – distance as above -7 1/2miles (12 min drive)

Anglers Arms – Weldon Bridge near Longframlington south of the fishery- 8miles (12 min drive)

The Granby Inn and Restaurant – in Longframlington -7 miles south of the fishery (11 min drive)  

Cook and Barker – Newton on The Moor– 12 miles South of the fishery (16 mins drive)

The Shoulder of Mutton – Longhorsley – 12 miles south of the fishery (17 mins drive)


GLANTON – a very small village 3 miles north of the fishery (6 min drive)

The Queens Head pub – has some large self-catering accommodation available on one floor above the pub– sleeps up to 11 people.

Lisa Chisholm – Tel:  01665578324




Unfortunately there are no camping facilities at the fishery. The nearest sites are:

River Breamish Caravan Club – Powburn. Open to members and non-members. Limited tent pitches available. Tel:  01665578320 - 5 miles ( 10 mins drive).

Riverside Leisure Park -Wooler – Lodges and Caravans (static) and camping pods.  Tel -01668281447- 13 miles (18 min drive)

Alnwick Rugby Club – Caravans, Motor Homes and Tents.   Tel:  01665602342 - 8 miles (14 min drive).

Highburn House Country Holiday Park-Wooler - Camping and Caravans. Tel:  01668281344 - 13miles (18 min drive)

Snitter Farm – caravans, tents and motor homes- Camping and caravan club members only. Tel:  01669620216. 10 miles (20 mins drive)

Budle Bay campsite – Warren Mill. Touring and camping, Eco- huts and bunk houses. 25 miles (36 min drive)  Tel:  01665214598

 Dunstan Hill Camping and caravanning club site -  Tel:  01665576310 Managers – Bob and Sheena Danby. 16.5 miles (29 min drive)


 If you need any help or have any queries please ring the fishery.





Please find a list of local places to stay below:

When booking, please mention that you are fly fishing at Draycote as some may provide accommodation at a:- Draycote Water Angler rate.


The Draycote Hotel & Whitefields Golf Course

For the visiting angler they offer: Freezer Facility for your catch, Drying room for wet clothing & Free Wifi.

CV23 9LF
Telephone: 01788 521800


The Courtyard B&B (4*)

CV22 6NR
Telephone: 01788 810540



The Dun Cow Vintage Inn, Dunchurch

CV22 6NJ
Telephone: 01788 810305


Rugby Dunchurch Hotel (Travelodge)

CV23 9LG
Telephone: 0871 984 6099


Dunchurch Park Hotel

CV22 6QW
Telephone: 01788 810656


Napton Fields Holiday Cottages

CV47 1NN

Tel:  01926 259787 / 07749508347 Rita


Farmhouse Bed & Breakfast and Stabling

CV23 8AH

Tel 01788 522982/07581784532





Troutmasters Taking Part & Rules


Anglers can visit any trout fishery within the UK who has joined Trout Fisherman magazine's TROUTMASTERS scheme. There are 100s of waters across the UK who are currently taking part in the scheme, and to see the whole list, click on the link at the bottom of this page.

You will be charged the normal day-ticket cost to fish (rates vary at different fisheries).  Once a fish has been caught, fill in the TROUTMASTERS form which should be located in the fishery and then either the fishery or the angler should send the form to the TROUTMASTERS office (freepost - no stamp is required). All details must be filled in on the form, and signed.

Once received at the TROUTMASTERS office, the entry is then added to a database and at the end of each month the top three catches from each fishery is calculated and badges are sent out to the captors of the winning fish. Their details will then be recorded in the next available issue of Trout Fisherman. Look out on the web each month for dates.

All badge winners will be invited to a fish-off from the fishery they won their badge at.  This happens from February – May each year. The winners from each fishery then go on to the final.  Click belowto view TROUTMASTERS Fish-off / Senior & Junior Finals.

Any further questions?

If you have any TROUTMASTERSqueries, please contact Samantha Rees, TroutMasters co-ordinator on 01733 395157 or email


Troutmasters is the largest trout fishing competition of its type in Europe, involving the ordinary, non-match angler (aged 14 and over for senior competition or 13 and under for juniors). 

Anyone catching a large trout on any registered Troutmasters Water should be asked if they would like to register for the competition.

At the end of every month, the three entrants who have caught the top three fish at each water will receive a Troutmasters cloth badge.

At the end of the year, all badge holders will be eligible to enter a fish-off at their qualifying water to determine who will represent each water in either the Senior or Junior final.

The 2017 competition will run from 21st December 2016 to 20th December 2017.

Each monthly competition runs from 21st of one month to 20th of the next month.  

All official Troutmasters forms must be completed and witnessed by a fishery official and forwarded to Trout Fisherman within five days. 

Fishery staff are not eligible to enter the competition.

Anglers can enter fish caught on any method so they can win a badge.  But the Senior and Junior finals remain FLY only

The competition is only open to purchasers of day, week or season tickets at registered Troutmasters Waters.

Entrants must be aged 14 & over to enter the senior competition or 13 & under to enter the junior competition.

Two separate witnesses are required – one to the catch and one to the weighing.  Entries are not valid if these sections are not completed.

If a fish is released alive, it MUST have been witnessed by an official member of the fishery staff, and weighed on an approved scale.

Stillwater Salmon can be entered.

All fish-offs must be policed and run by individual waters.  All fisheries will be sent a set of recommended guidelines for running a fish-off.

Fishery managers must notify Trout Fisherman of fish-off winners by the deadline given.  Late entries will not be eligible to take part in the final.

Trout Fisherman reserves the right to select the final three badge winners allocated at each final every month. The editor’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. Trout Fisherman is at liberty to withdraw any water or angler from the competition – no reason need be given.

Troutmasters Fish-off / Senior & Junior Finals

The Senior Final is at Draycote Water, Monday 9 October 2017

The Junior Final is at Thrunton Long Crag fishery, Saturday & Sunday July 22-23, 2017

Fish-off details will be posted on this page from January 2017 as and when fisheries confirm their dates.  The Senior and Junior fish-off’s at each fishery will be held on the same day and classed as two separate competitions.  Letters to all qualifiers will be sent out from February 2017 (again when fisheries confirm their date).

Any further questions?

If you have any Troutmasters queries, please contact Samantha Toombs, Troutmasters co-ordinator on 01733 395157 or email


How to Join Troutmasters Flyfishing Competition

Troutmasters is the premier flyfishing competition in Europe which is now in its 37th year and is a key element in Trout Fisherman’s relationship with its readers.  We are keen to get as many anglers young and old included as possible, therefore we are relying on you to encourage ALL your customers to enter – in turn raising the profile of your fishery and generating more angler visits, giving you more revenue.

To help you promote Troutmasters we will send you a sign which can be placed at the front of your fishery to say you are a Troutmasters water.  You will also receive posters to be placed inside the fishery along with a form dispenser to go on your counter with entry forms for both seniors and juniors.  In return, you’ll get monthly promotion via the Troutmasters listings pages in Trout Fisherman magazine, which is Britain’s biggest stillwater trout publication.  And, if you send your reports/news/photos directly to us in the office, you’ll also get coverage on the Troutmasters web pages instantly as well as in the magazine via our Troutmasters news and picture gallery.

Above all, we believe that this year’s competition will enable you to provide additional value, prestige and interest to all of your customers.

(click on the image below to download the joining form)


  • The 2017 competition will run from 21 December 2016 to 20 December 2017.
  • Every month, the captors of the three largest fish caught on each designated Troutmasters water will receive a Troutmasters cloth badge and will be eligible to take part in the fish-offs at the end of the competition.
  • The fish-offs will continue to be held by each Troutmasters water in order to determine who will go through to the Final.  These will take place in early 2018 and the finals take place in July for the juniors and October for the seniors.
  • Although all Troutmasters waters are expected to hold and police their own fish-off, all administration will be co-ordinated from the Trout Fisherman office.
  • Can we please point out that you must provide a date for a fish-off, even if the anglers don’t want to come to the final they may still want to be involved at the fish-off.  All fish-off winners will receive a letter inviting them to the final and will also receive a winner’s certificate.

If you would like to join Troutmasters, please download the form here, fill in the relevant details and send it back to:

Samantha Toombs, Troutmasters 2017, Trout Fisherman, Media House, Lynchwood, PeterboroughPE2 6EA.

If you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact the Troutmasters office on 01733 395157 or email:

We look forward to hearing from you.